1547: Mounting an Image of a Linux Partition Fails in Windows

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Partition with a Linux file system cannot be mounted in Windows

Symptoms

An image of a partition with a Linux file system fails to be mounted in Windows. Acronis True Image says that it cannot assign a drive letter to the partition.

Cause

If an image contains a partition with a Linux file system, Windows will not be able to view it, as the Windows OS does not support Linux file systems. As a result, Linux partitions cannot be mounted as virtual drives on a Windows-based PC.

Solution

You can restore an image of a Linux partition, however you will still not be able to access it from Windows.

More information

Windows and Linux can coexist on the same computer. For additional information, refer to your Linux documentation.

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